Friday, September 16, 2011

Chinese Scallion Ginger Chicken (葱姜油鸡)

This recipe was inspired by a Chinese cooking show that I watched, called 美女私房菜.  Her recipe called for cooking the chicken in a spice soy sauce broth and then deep-fry the chicken until crispy before adding the scallion ginger fragrant sauce on top.  I bookmarked it because it seem so interesting.  My chance came when I had some leftover oven roasted chicken wings and drumettes.   While I was thinking of what to make of this leftover wings, her recipe came to mind.  So, I pan-fried my wings and drumettes and then cooked this scallion ginger fragrant and put it on top of the chicken to serve.  I truly loved this scallion ginger fragrant sauce and it can easily be used to top with fried fish, deep-fried pork ribs, shrimps, or anything you can think of.  My attempt at recreating a leftover to another new dish. 


Leftover bbq/oven roasted chicken wings (about 8-10 wings and drumettes)

  • 3 Tbsp. chopped scallion
  • 3 Tbsp. minced ginger
  • 1 tsp. chicken powder
  • 1/4 tsp. white pepper


1.  In a hot wok, add in some cooking oil.  When heated, gently drop in the wings and drumettes in batches.  Pan-fry until heated through and crispy.  Dish out and place on a serving plate.

2.  In the same wok, scoop out some of the oil, just left about 1 Tbsp. of oil in the wok.  Add in ginger and scallion and stir-fry until fragrant.  Season with chicken powder and white pepper.  Pour this fragrant on top of the wings and drumettes to serve.


Belinda @zomppa said...

Oh that sauce! That skin!! I'm so jealous.

Smoky Wok (formerly Tastes of Home) said...

I have yet to catch that programme :D But this is a great idea to liven up leftovers - I agree that scallion sauce can go with so many dishes :)

Oh also wanted to let you know that I've changed the name of my blog to "Smoky Wok" and using a new custom domain.

Torviewtoronto said...

this looks wonderful flavourful chicken

Nava Krishnan said...

With the toppings you made, the leftover chicken pieces looks so crispy and oozing with taste.

Jocie's Mom said...

That sauces sounds delicious! I was a little nervous when you said she deep fried it so I'm glad to see when you did this 'recycle' recipe (which awesome by the way) you just pan fried it a little before using the brilliant sauce :) Looks great!

Unknown said...

omggg this is one tasty dish! i think also can try to grill instead of deep fry/pan fry (sometimes i grill my leftover chicken dishes heheh)

shaz said...

Wow who can resist that? Super flavours!

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Hmm, look so delicious, smart idea to use leftover.

tigerfish said...

You transformed leftovers to another new dish! ;)

Torviewtoronto said...

nope it is my version :) for the beans I love to use fresh flavours from the garden hope you get to try it is tasty do let me know if you try

KB and Whitesnake said...

That looks amazing and of course very tasty.

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